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Alexander L. Metcalf

Research Assistant Professor; Assistant Director, Bolle Center for People and Forests

  • College of Forestry and Conservation
  • 32 Campus Drive
  • The University of Montana
  • Missoula, MT 59812

Website: http://www.cfc.umt.edu/research/humandimensions
Curriculum Vitae: View/Download CV

Education

Ph.D., Forest Resources & Human Dimensions of Natural Resources; The Pennsylvania State University, 2010

M.S., Forest Resources; The Pennsylvania State University, 2006

B.S., Environmental Science; Juniata College, 2001

Courses Taught

FORS130 – Field Forestry Techniques

This course is focused on developing natural resources field techniques through experiential learning at the College’s Lubrecht Experimental Forest. Our objective is to provide classroom lecture and experiences at the College Forest that introduce students to orienteering, map reading, GPS, tree measurements, fire and fuels management, recreation, human dimensions, hydrology, wood products, and the careers possible with a CFC degree. Lessons will be conducted in coordination with Lubrecht Managing Forester, CFC faculty, UM Alumni and other natural resource professionals from around Montana.

NRSM 379 – Collaboration in Natural Resource Decisions

This course explores theories and methods used by natural resource professionals to engage stakeholders in natural resource decision-making processes. In addition to understanding the sciences, professionals must know how to facilitate dialogue and create outcomes embraced by stakeholders. This course will prepare students to successfully participate in and lead decision-making processes that purposefully incorporate diverse interests to address complex natural resource issues.

FORS 491 - Private Lands Planning and Conservation

This course is currently in development

Teaching Experience

Collaboration in Nat. Resource Decisions (NRSM379, UM, 3cr.) – SP2012, ‘13, ‘14, FA2014

Intro to Field Forestry Skills (FORS130, UM, 2cr.) – FA2014

ST: Natural Resource Field Techniques (NRSM191, UM, 1cr.) – SP2014

ST: Field Forestry Skills at LEF (FORS391, UM, 3cr.) – SP2013

Earth and Environmental Science (EES100, JC, 3cr.) – SP2011

Geographic Information Systems (EES350, JC, 4cr.) – SP2011, '08

Earth and Environmental Science (EES100, JC, 3cr.) – FA2010

Geographic Information Systems: Field Course (RFS330, JC, 4cr.) – FA2008

Facilitating Natural Resource Decisions (FOR/WFS497, PSU, 3cr.) – SP2007

Dendrology (FOR203, PSU, 3cr.) – SP2006

Forest Mensuration (FOR366, PSU, 4cr.) – Teaching Assistant FA2005

Affiliations

Metcalf Human Dimensions Lab

Bolle Center for People and Forests

International Association for Society and Natural Resource Management

Society of American Foresters

Professional Experience

Assistant Research Professor of Society & Resource Management, Assistant Director, Bolle Center for People and Forests (2013 to Present), The University of Montana, College of Forestry and Conservation

Post-Doctoral Scholar (2010 – 2012), The Pennsylvania State University, School of Forest Resources

Adjunct Lecturer (2012), The University of Montana, College of Forestry and Conservation                                                 

Adjunct Professor (2008 – 2011), Juniata College, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences                                     

Graduate Teaching/Research Assistant (2003-2010), The Pennsylvania State University, School of Forest Resources

Natural Resource Planner and GIS Coordinator (2001-2003), Southern Windsor County (VT) Regional Planning Commission                                          

Selected Publications

Publications (Peer Reviewed Journals)

Metcalf, A.L., J.C. Finley, A.E. Luloff, R.C. Stedman, and D.L Shumway. 2014. Progress in private forest landowner estimation. Journal of Forestry 112(3):312-315.

Metcalf, A.L., J.C. Finley, A.E. Luloff, R.C. Stedman, and D.L. Shumway. 2012. Private forest landowners: Estimating population parameters. Journal of Forestry 110(7):362-370.

Luloff, A.E., J.C. Finley, W.L. Myers, A.L. Metcalf, D.C. Matarrita, J. Gruver, J. Gordon and C. Rabonarialina. 2011. What do stakeholders add to identification of conservation lands? Society and Natural Resources 24(12):1345-1353.

 

Publications (Management/Technical Reports)

Metcalf, E.C. and A.L. Metcalf. 2014. Visitor use on the Blackfoot River, MT. Final report for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Missoula, MT: 38p.

Gruver, J.B., A.L. Metcalf, J.C. Finley, A.E.Luloff, A.B. Muth. 2013. The future of Penn’s Woods: A mixed-methods study of parcelization and Pennsylvania’s private forests. Final report for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Harrisburg, PA: 73p.

Metcalf, A.L. 2013. Employment of students while enrolled in the College of Forestry and Conservation. Final report for the UM College of Forestry and Conservation, Missoula, MT: 9p.

Metcalf, A.L., E.C. Metcalf, and N.P. Nickerson. 2012. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Outdoor Recreation and Resident Health. Final report for the Montana State Parks, a Division of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Helena, MT: 44p.

Bitz, M., E.C. Metcalf, A.L. Metcalf. 2012. Hunter perceptions of Montana’s Block Management Program: A One Montana report. Final report for One Montana, Bozeman, MT: 62p.

Bitz, M., E.C. Metcalf, A.L. Metcalf. 2012. Landowner satisfaction with Montana’s Block Management Program: A One Montana report. Final report for One Montana, Bozeman, MT: 17p.

Kelsey, T.W., A.L. Metcalf, and R. Salcedo. 2012. Marcellus shale: Land ownership, local voice, and the distribution of lease and royalty dollars. Penn State Center for Economic and Community Development. University Park, PA: 15p.

Metcalf, A.L., J.C. Finley, A.E. Luloff, A.B. Muth. 2012. Pennsylvania’s private forests: 2010 private forest landowner summary. Final report for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Harrisburg, PA: 42p.

Metcalf, A.L. J.C. Finley. 2011. Social and biophysical constraints to timber availability in 25 Pennsylvania Counties. Final report for the Pennsylvania Hardwood Development Council, Harrisburg, PA: 73pp.

Metcalf, A.L., D.L., Johnson. 2010. Wood product’s market analysis: Huntingdon, County, PA. Final report for the Huntingdon County Business and Industry and the Juniata Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Huntingdon, PA: 27pp.

Metcalf, A.L., J.C. Finley, A.E. Luloff, R.C. Stedman. 2008. Pennsylvania's private forest landowners: Results from a statewide survey. Final report for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Harrisburg, PA: 53 pp.

Metcalf, A.L., J.C. Finley, D.L. Johnson. 2007. Timber availability assessment for Berks and Huntingdon counties, PA. Final report for the Pennsylvania Hardwood Development Council, Harrisburg, PA: 23 pp.

A.E. Luloff, J.C. Finley, W.L. Myers, A.L. Metcalf, D.C. Matarrita, J.B. Gruver and C. Raboanarialina. 2007. The Pennsylvania Highlands: Phase I final report. Final report for the USDA Forest Service, Milford, PA: 46 pp.